- Sending Korean Spirits to the West to Start World War
- 1 In March 1903, Sahng-jeh-nim told Hyung-yul and other disciples, “In the past, when there was no traffic between the East and West, spirits also could not travel.
- 2 These days, spirits come and go following the tags on the goods carried by trains and steamships.
- 3 I intend to send spirits from Korea to the West to carry out a task.
- 4 I need someone to finance opening their way to the West. Recommend a wealthy person.”
- Applying Baek Nahm-shin’s Wealth to the Work of Renewal
- 5 Gim Byung-ook recommended Baek Nahm-shin, a wealthy man living in Jeonju County.
- 6 They were close friends, and Nahm-shin frequently visited Byung-ook. Pretending to be drunk, Sahng-jeh-nim went to Byung-ook’s house barefoot and wearing a big bamboo hat. There, He lay down and waited for Nahm-shin. When Nahm-shin came, Sahng-jeh-nim did not get up.
- 14 Sahng-jeh-nim rose and later He asked, “How much would you say you are worth?”
“At least three hundred thousand nyahng,” Nahm-shin answered.
- 15 “Could you live adequately on two hundred thousand nyahng?”
“Yes, I could.”
- (JSD Dojeon 5,19)